On Friday, August 20, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Rachel (Immanuel - Charleston, Illinois) visited Heritage Woods of Flora, an assisted lifestyle community in Illinois. The visit was a success! The team spent about an hour going around and visiting with the residents. They had a drawing of the residents present, and the two winners were ecstatic for winning them.
The team gave a mini stuffed Rachel Comfort Dog to a 96-year-old World War II veteran in his room with a family member present. When he saw Rachel, he was beside himself. After he received Rachel's stuffie, all he could do was stare at it. Several of the residents just sat and had tears in their eyes.
It was wonderful to bring the presence of Jesus to the residents!